Then Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, “If you return to the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths from among you, and prepare your hearts for the Lord, and serve Him only; and He will deliver you from the hand of the Philistines.”
I Samuel 7:3 NKJV
Do you need deliverance? From what or who?
God has given instruction on what to do.
- Return – As people, we have this horrible tendency to get caught up in the things going on around us. We need to turn (repent) and move towards the Lord.
- Put away – Get rid of, burn, blow up (you get the idea), destroy any idols we have set up in our lives.
- Prepare – What makes it easy for you to hear the Lord speak to you? Is it worshipping Him in song? Is it taking a walk? Is it spending time in the Word? Do the thing that prepares your heart for Him.
- Serve – Align your thoughts to serve Him in all you do. Do all you do to the Lord, to serve Him so that He receives the glory and honor for what you do.
What are you going to do different today?